Joe Biden is still pretending he’s a moderate.
But he continues to staff his administration with left-wing radicals.
And now, all hell broke loose after this Biden nominee suggested defunding the police.
When Joe Biden took office at the start of the year, he made it clear that he wanted his image of being a “moderate” President to take center-stage.
And like clockwork, most of the mainstream media outlets carried on with his messaging to ensure the President came across as a “reasonable” politician with benign policy views.
But bit by bit, the mask is beginning to come apart, as Biden’s true political views show themselves with each passing week.
The most obvious example of this has come from the slew of presidential nominations Biden has made to various positions within his cabinet and other Federal agencies and executive positions.
From extreme left-wing nominees for the Department of Health and Human Services, to a political lightning rod for the Office of Management and Budget, Biden has shown that he’s more than willing to appoint left-wing radicals to key positions within his administration.
But Biden’s recent pick for a top Justice Department role may just take the cake, after she was caught endorsing the extremist “defund the police” movement that many Democrats endorsed over the course of 2020.
The Washington Examiner reports, “Vanita Gupta, CEO of the left-of-center Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and former head of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division during the final couple years of the Obama administration, is Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general, facing criticism from Republican senators for her past remarks appearing to approve of BLM’s “defund the police” advocacy.”
“During her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Gupta testified she does not support defunding the police, although much of her past rhetoric was rooted in the demands of BLM and its leaders, and she has name-dropped the group repeatedly in promoting its activism.” adds the Examiner.
Gupta had previously testified during the summer of 2020 to the same committee now overseeing her confirmation process.
During that testimony, Gupta told the committee: “While front-end systems changes are important, it is also critical for state and local leaders to heed calls from Black Lives Matter and Movement for Black Lives activists to decrease police budgets and the scope, role, and responsibility of police in our lives.”
Her comments about “decreasing police budgets” is what has prompted Senator Ted Cruz and other Republicans to point out that while she now publicly states that she does not support defunding the police, those comments appear to be driven more by the necessity of politics than any sort of genuine belief that the police do not deserve to be defunded.
“By any measure, that’s advocating defunding the police,” Cruz said.
The “defund the police” movement, while popular with some segments of the Democratic Party, remains deeply unpopular with the wider electorate, with polls routinely showing that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose it.
Gupta has yet to be confirmed by the Senate, but political observers expect her nomination to pass along largely party-lines.